I was wrongfully terminated at a assisted living and I'm friends with a elderly lady and we still talk to each other on the phone . She calls me and I call her. I got a letter in the mail from a lawyer stating that I have no right to contact her from the director and her daughterin law . I don't think my friend had enything to do with this . If my friend didn't want to have contact me should have made it clear over the phone before going to a lawyer. I think they went behind her back and did this to her cause she had told me some things that had happen to her there and they no that I know about it and are threaten by me. My friend that said she has no family and I'm the only friend she has. What can I do about this ? Will legal aid help me out?
Was your termination in connection with your relationship with this woman? It may very well be that attorney or daughter-in-law have the woman's power of attorney or are her guardian. If that is the case, you have to respect their request because they legally speak for her. If they do not have the authority, I would still back off, especially if your termination arose from this relationship. You have no legal standing to do anything about this. Now, separately, if you have information about violations at this facility, it is your call to drop a dime to the state licensing authority or not. But I would disengage from this relationship.
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